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Old 03-26-2012, 01:17 AM   #41
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What, not one pantless brewing joke?!?! I gave everybody a nice fat pitch right over the plate and nothing. Are some things just too horrible to joke about?

No, of course not. Well, except for the vision of you without pants. Where's the eyebleach?
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:28 AM   #42
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No, of course not. Well, except for the vision of you without pants. Where's the eyebleach?
Its been well-established here that I have great legs - I say don't hide your assets.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:29 AM   #43
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Its been well-established here that I have great legs - I say don't hide your assets.
That is true. I wasn't however, visualizing your legs.

(Now I need to go to confession, and I'm not even Catholic!).
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:33 AM   #44
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Ha!

Like my peeps, the Old Order Amish, I consider zippers a sign of dangerous and god-less modernity and will not brew while wearing pants with zippers. Since all my pants have zippers . . .
The visual that came to my mind.......
Could not respond to that!
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:41 AM   #45
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No, of course not. Well, except for the vision of you without pants. Where's the eyebleach?
There's not enough PBW or StarSan to cleanse my eyes and mind after that visual...
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Default I took HBT's advice and no secondary

on a stout I just bottled. Watching all the extraneous **** go down the tube into the botteling bucket and eventually to my bottles - I wished I would not have skipped the secondary. Time will tell (3 weeks at 70) if I will need to floss after each bottle. I think you can sense...I'm a bit skeptical.

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on a stout I just bottled. Watching all the extraneous **** go down the tube into the botteling bucket and eventually to my bottles - I wished I would not have skipped the secondary. Time will tell (3 weeks at 70) if I will need to floss after each bottle. I think you can sense...I'm a bit skeptical.
How long was it in primary? What yeast did you use? What was the recipe?

I have yet brew something that wasn't super clear right out of primary without using a brite tank. Of course I'm also making sure I don't grab crap when racking (from the bottom of the fermenter).
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How long was it in primary? What yeast did you use? What was the recipe?

I have yet brew something that wasn't super clear right out of primary without using a brite tank. Of course I'm also making sure I don't grab crap when racking (from the bottom of the fermenter).
Morebeer.com's Irish Stout. 1 month on the primary.
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I always use a secondary and I always use better bottles.

I have two 6.5 primaries and four 5.0 secondaries. I keg. One batch (Ball's two hearted clone, I believe), I did not secondary or cold crash and just kegged. The first beer was nothing but trub and yeast. Then my beer outpost got completely clogged. I had to disassemble a filled keg to clean it.

Since then, I've never skipped a secondary. My sanitation is good. Three transfers and every transfer results in more clarity.

My ultimate pipeline goal is four serving kegs, two carved kegs, and 4 secondaries cold-crashed and ready to be kegged.

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There's not enough PBW or StarSan to cleanse my eyes and mind after that visual...
Yeah, what's he using to stir?
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